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The Rusty Ring Wall is the first wall above you as you get to the cliffs. Named for the ancient ring bolts found on an unknown dihedral. The rock quality in this section is very good, and the belay area is just a kick ass hang. A lonely birch keeps you company.

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Weather station 11.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rusty Ring Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rusty Ring Wall:
Rusted Ring Right   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Kingdom Come   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Arete Action   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Wisconsin : The Fishin' Crag (Castle Ro... : Rusty Ring Wall
Kingdom Come is one of the more classic bits of sport climbing at the Fishin Crag. It's a little bouldery, a little techy, and a little upsetting that it isn't longer.To the right of Half Hearted. Start on the arete and work up to a jug underneath the roof. Some dynamic moves and serious cranking will take you through the crux and onto the corner/nose feature. A couple more balancy moves gaurd the anchor. Just a beautiful line with engaging moves, that...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

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Rock Climbing Photo: New project on the RR wall?  Looks hard.
New project on the RR wall? Looks hard.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rusty ring Wall from below, "Rusty Rings"...
BETA PHOTO: Rusty ring Wall from below, "Rusty Rings"...

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By Tradiban
Feb 15, 2010
I thought this wall was a bit short (25ft?) to be worth too much effort. Half Hearted looked by far the coolest route. Is there a direct start to the traverse 5.12? I will return to check it out in the spring!
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Feb 15, 2010
Hey Rhoads, Dont let the height deceive you, all the routes are really really fun. The traverse route looks contrived but is really fun. This wall has some of the best individual sequences at the Castle. I looked at the direct a bit but never found any all.
By Tradiban
Feb 15, 2010
Noted Melin, at first glance I was disappointed at the height but I'll take your word for it until I actually climb them myself. i wonder who puts those rings in?!!? Old School!
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Feb 16, 2010
So old school! I have a friend who climbed here back in the 60's. I told him about it (the rusty rings) but he had no clue who might have put em in.
He did mention that there used to be a really cool spire on the tippy top of the Castle, but long ago some hill billys blasted it off with dynamite. Who knows maybe those rings werent even put in by a climber?
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Feb 18, 2010
I wanted to echo Melin's comments. It is short but I thought the routes had nice moves... and it's only a short jaunt up the hill to check it out.

Rhoads, are you still moving out to CO? We have a few longer routes here ;)
By Zander Esh
From: Madison, WI
May 17, 2016
I've noticed a closed project on this wall. Is anyone still working on it? If not, could I open it up for others to try?
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
May 17, 2016

note comments under photo, perhaps email chris frayer?
By Tradiban
May 18, 2016
Oh man Eggbert, thanks for that link and the trip down memory lane. I can tell when the snow has melted cause the MP WI posts go through the roof!
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
May 18, 2016
We have a lot of bullshit and sniping to squeeze into a few short months! Hope you been well nick.

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